The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 18 May 2004]

Another semester ended

Posted the grades for my class yesterday, which means that another semester of higher learning has come to an end. This semester was really enjoyable, as the quality of the students was unusually high and the syllabus for the class is pretty well dialed-in, significantly lessening the stress of preparation.

Nevertheless, looking forward to a summer of not spending an evening a week at the Ivory Tower plus prime weekend time taken up with grading and planning and instead being able to focus on some projects that have been percolating in the back of my tiny excuse for a mind.

Actually, it just hit me that I’ve been teaching at the university for five years now…

Music: “Ersatz” by Fischerspooner [Opens in iTunes]

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